3-5 April 2008
RIKEN Nishina Center
Asia/Tokyo timezone


International Symposium on
Frontier of Gamma-ray Spectroscopy and Perspectives for Nuclear Structure Studies 
April 3 - 5, 2008
RIKEN, Wako, Saitama, Japan

First Circular

Dear Colleagues,

  We are pleased to inform you that the CNS-RIKEN Joint International Symposium on 
"Frontier of Gamma-ray Spectroscopy and Perspectives for Nuclear Structure (gamma08)" 
is scheduled to take place at RIKEN Wako campus in Saitama (Japan) on April 3 - 5, 

  This is the third meeting in a series of CNS-RIKEN Joint symposium on frontier of 
gamma-ray spectroscopy following the last meeting held in 2004 (gamma04). The purpose 
of the symposium is to discuss recent progress and future perspectives of gamma-ray 
spectroscopy and recent development of advanced gamma-ray detectors. It is hoped that 
the symposium will encourage international cooperation and stimulate physicists in 
the field of nuclear structure studies.

Main topics to be discussed are:
* Collectivities and shell effects in neutron/proton-rich nuclei
* Shell structure and stability of very heavy nuclei
* Exotic deformation / new collective motion at low and high spin
* Single particle motion in isomeric states
* Development of detectors and experimental methods

The symposium will start in the morning of April 3 and end in the afternoon of April 5. 
It will be held in the Nishina Hall of the Nishina memorial building in RIKEN.

There will be invited talks as well as oral presentations and poster presentations 
selected from submitted contributions. Detailed information about the meeting will 
be provided in our next circular and on the symposium web site very shortly.

Preliminary symposium web page is now accessible via

Organizing Committee:
E. Ideguchi (CNS, Chair person), N. Aoi (RIKEN), S. Shimoura (CNS), 
T. Motobayashi(RIKEN), S. Michimasa (CNS), A. Odahara (Osaka)
T. Koike (Tohoku), H. Scheit (RIKEN), T. Ishii (JAEA), T. Nakatsukasa (RIKEN),
T. Otsuka (CNS)